Just out of interest, how would you rank Al Read and Jimmy Clitheroe relative to those mentioned in the last few posts?
Such is life
Radio is best music and news channel which is you listen at every where and the comedy of Radio is very best and funny when it live transmission is going on i like to listen radio and the Radio Show Hosts are very best and become very popular personalities in the world and doing their best jobs in radio by doing DJ's....
personally, i cannot stand 'the shuttlestrong hybrid'. even though i love malapropsisms, the ludicrous mis-use of words, and also innuendo. 'up and down like a bride's nighty' was nevertheless an intriguing song title though.... but that was decades ago.
anything by chris morris, stuart lee, armando iannuci etc is usually worthwhile, and happily 'on the hour' is getting another airing on r4extra. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00f...layer....still pretty fresh to my ears, and laughter buds.
I think I must have had a sense of humour by-pass some years ago as in recent years I've found the overwhelming majority of R4 comedy shows anything but funny.
Irritating and toe curling - Yes.
Funny - No.
(I do have a soft spot for Shuttleworth though.)
More of the mixture of names in Beyond our Ken:
Sir Sammy Gielgud, Jnr
Jelly Roll Klemperer
and, OT, for Ed Reardon fans, please be aware he has a column in The Oldie - page 39 this month, complete with a nicely put R3 dig!
There's also an article on Delius - a riposte to the critic, Michael White, voted Britain's least boring music critic by listeners to CFM - on page 18.
Begone, you oaf!
Anyone needing cheering up may get it from Peter Ustinov and Peter Jones in "In All Directions", hidden away here:
a little more than hour in, after "Much Binding". Listen out for Rose Hill singing "I'm tone deaf". A little gem.
Critics get lampooned immediately after that. Well worth a listen.
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